The White House doctor revealed the results of President Donald Trump's physical on Tuesday 16 January.
While reporting the President's vitals, White House physician Ronny Jackson stated:
Age: 71 years and 7 months at the time of the exam.
Height: 75 inches.
Weight: 239 pounds.
Resting heart rate: 68.
Blood pressure: 122/74.
Pulse oximetry: 99 percent on room air.
Temperature was 98.4.
Physical examination, by system, to include any studies that were done, by system:
Eyes: The President’s uncorrected physical acuity is 20/30 bilaterally with corrected visual acuity of 20/20 bilaterally. His visual fields were normal. Funduscopic exam was normal bilaterally. His intraocular pressures were normal, and no ocular pathology was discovered.
Head, ears, nose, and throat: Normal exam of the head, ears, nose, mouth, and throat.
A few figures jumped out at reporters and Twitter users alike.
Firstly, that at 75 inches, Trump is reported to be nearly 6 ft 3 inches.
This seems unlikely.
Two 6'3" men standing next to each other. #Girther #GirtherMovement https://t.co/yI14O6YpQ6
People also realised that the height and weight reported put him at just under an obese BMI. Which seemed to be too convenient a calculation.
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn was one of the first to start a movement, echoing Trump's perseverance to the Birther movement; trying to find out the truth about Trump's waistline and weight.
Trump's medical exam says he's 6'3" and 239 pounds. Albert Pujols is 6'3" and 240 pounds. If the dementia tests are… https://t.co/yoegzt7dnC
We discussed diet, exercise, and weight-loss. He would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates, and from a routine exercise regimen. He has a history of elevated cholesterol and is currently in a low dose of Crestor.
In order to further reduce his cholesterol level and further decrease his cardiac risk, we will increase the dose of this particular medication.
Jackson also reported of the President's current medication:
He takes Crestor, 10 milligrams daily to lower his cholesterol. He takes aspirin, 81 milligrams daily, for cardiac health. He takes Propecia, 1 milligram daily, for prevention of male-pattern hair loss. He takes Soolantra Cream, as needed, for Rosacea. And he takes a multivitamin each day for health maintenance.